Weekend Musings

Lighthouse Mall - Marina del Rey

Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. We have had a great start to the weekend with a startup friends BBQ at our place. A good friend of ours, Ajay (went to CMU together) was in town from northern California and it was great visiting with him and meeting some of the awesome people he’s friends with here in LA.

Today we’re heading to a potluck for a friend who just finished their PhD and is heading to NYC. Then we’re getting ready for over two weeks away from home. First we’re heading to Big Bear for a week and then off to the Big Apple for a week and a half in NYC. Never a dull moment, below is a quick rundown of what’s going through my head this weekend:

  • Big NYC trip ahead – we have an incredibly busy meeting schedule in NYC coming-up the first week in August. Whenever we are in NYC our days are completely filled morning until night, we love it and this trip looks like it’s going to be the most jam-packed yet. We will be meeting with some amazing up-and-coming independent fashion designers as well as catching-up with some of our friends in the startup, VC, and PE space while we’re there. Can’t wait, but already busy getting ready for all of our meetings.
  • Project Vegas coming up in August – a week after we get back from NYC we are going to Vegas for one of the largest fashion events in the US called Project. Day and night we’ll be meeting with designers and it’s our first of many Project shows to come.
NYC Fashion Week – Fashion Metric will be holding an event during NYC fashion week as well as connecting up with incredibly independent designers too add to the platform. The planning has begun and it’s only going to be more intense as we head towards September, super excited!
  • Day-to-day Fashion Metric life – while preparing for all of our upcoming events we’re also busy adding new features to the platform, adding awesome new designers like Fly Apparel and Stone Rose, meeting with our advisors and establishing new partnerships. Yes, we are busy all day every day, and we absolutely love it.

Next week we’ll be working from Big Bear before we launch into two months of back-to-back trips. That’s the great thing about building a business in 2013, we can have lightning-fast Internet and full phone service from all over the world. There was a time when using the net meant searching around for an Internet cafe. Now you can enjoy an escape to the mountains and still be completely connected. It’s going to be a very busy week but it will be great to do it all from a beautiful place in Big Bear. Can’t wait!

Hope you’re all have ing a great weekend, as always feel free to share your own weekend musings or comment on any of mine.

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton